Minors

A minor consists of at least five courses (minimum of 15 credit hours) not required for a degree program. Since a minor provides a coherent set of ideas, concepts, and educational experiences in a variety of areas, students may find that a minor will enhance potential for professional development. Students who choose a minor are encouraged to consult with the minor adviser. Students who take the standard core curriculum's distribution of courses may apply them toward the requirements of any approved minor.

NOTE: Not all minors are applicable to all majors.

Following are approved minors:

Aerospace Science - Materials Science Engineering Majors only

MMAE 304Mechanics of Aerostructures3
MMAE 311Compressible Flow3
MMAE 312Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicles3
MMAE 313Fluid Mechanics3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Computational Mechanics3
Aircraft Flight Mechanics3
Spacecraft Dynamics
Systems Analysis and Control3
Aerospace Propulsion3
Total Credit Hours15

Aerospace Science - Mechanical Engineering Majors only

MMAE 311Compressible Flow3
MMAE 312Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicles3
MMAE 452Aerospace Propulsion3
Select one course from each of the following groups of courses:6
Aircraft Flight Mechanics3
Spacecraft Dynamics
Spacecraft Design I3
Aircraft Design I
Total Credit Hours15

Air Force Aerospace Studies

AS 101The Foundations of the USAF I1
AS 102The Foundations of the USAF II1
AS 201The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I1
AS 202The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II1
AS 301Air Force Leadership Studies I3
AS 302Air Force Leadership Studies II3
AS 401National Security Studies3
AS 402Preparation for Active Duty3
Total Credit Hours16

Applied Mathematics

MATH 230Introduction to Discrete Math3
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4
MATH 332Elementary Linear Algebra3
Select at least two mathematics courses at the 400-level6
Total Credit Hours16

Applied Mechanics - Aerospace Engineering Majors only

MMAE 432Design of Mechanical Systems3
or MMAE 433 Design of Thermal Systems
Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Advanced Mechanics of Solids3
Design of Machine Elements
Applied Thermodynamics3
Heat and Mass Transfer3
Computer-Aided Design3
Manufacturing Processes3
Total Credit Hours15

Applied Mechanics - Materials Science Engineering Majors only

MMAE 302Advanced Mechanics of Solids3
or MMAE 332 Design of Machine Elements
MMAE 313Fluid Mechanics3
MMAE 323Heat and Mass Transfer3
MMAE 350Computational Mechanics3
MMAE 432Design of Mechanical Systems3
or MMAE 445 Computer-Aided Design
Total Credit Hours15

Architecture - Non-Architecture Majors only

ARCH 100Introduction to Architecture3
ARCH 107Design Communications I: Units and Order3
ARCH 113Architecture Studio I: Elements6
AAH 119History of World Architecture I3
or AAH 120 History of World Architecture II
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Design Communications II: Systems and Assemblages3
Architecture Studio II: Unit 16
Contemporary Architecture3
Architectural Practice3
The Metropolis3
Total Credit Hours18
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Students preparing for competitive application to graduate programs in architecture are encouraged to select ARCH 114.

Artificial Intelligence

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 330Discrete Structures3
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 430Introduction to Algorithms3
CS 480Artificial Intelligence Planning and Control3
Total Credit Hours16

Astrophysics

PHYS 224General Physics III for Engineers3
PHYS 360Introduction to Astrophysics3
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9
Observational Astrophysics4
Relativity3
Stellar Astrophysics3
Extragalactic Astrophysics3
Total Credit Hours15

Biochemistry

BIOL 214Genetics3
BIOL 401Introductory Biochemistry3
BIOL 402Metabolic Biochemistry3
BIOL 404Biochemistry Laboratory3
BIOL 445Cell Biology3
Total Credit Hours15

Biology

BIOL 107General Biology Lectures3
BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 214Genetics3
BIOL 445Cell Biology3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Microbiology3
Human Anatomy3
Introduction to Immunology3
Introductory Biochemistry3
Metabolic Biochemistry3
Biochemistry Laboratory3
Medical Microbiology3
Concepts of Cancer Biology3
Human Physiology3
Cell Biology Laboratory3
or an approved biology elective at the 500-level
Total Credit Hours15

Building Systems Engineering

CAE 331Building Science3
CAE 461Plumbing and Fire Protection Design3
CAE 464HVAC Systems Design3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Sound and Vibration Control in Buildings3
Analysis and Design of Acoustic Performance Spaces3
Introduction to Fire Dynamics3
Fire Protection and Life Safety in Building Design3
Building Enclosure Design3
Building Energy Conservation Technologies3
Building Electrical Systems Design3
Lighting Systems Design3
Total Credit Hours15

Business

BUS 210Financial and Managerial Accounting3
or BUS 211
BUS 212
Measuring and Assessing Entity Financial Performance
and Managerial Decision-Making and Control
ECON 211Principles of Economics3
or ECON 151
ECON 152
Making Strategic Decisions in the Marketplace
and Understanding and Competing in the Global Marketplace
BUS 301Designing and Structuring the Organization for Strategic Decision-Making3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Contemporary Design of Business Processes and Business Models3
Strategies for Reaching New Markets3
Economic Analysis of Capital Investments3
Chemical engineering majors should also take CHE 426 or another engineering science course
Total Credit Hours15

Chemistry

This minor consists of at least 15 credit hours.

CHEM 247Analytical Chemistry3
Select one of the following course sequences:7
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
7
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry II
7
Select electives chosen from 300-level and 400-level chemistry courses5
Total Credit Hours15

Circuits and Systems - Non-Electrical Engineering, Non-Computer Engineering Majors only

ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 213Circuit Analysis II4
ECE 218Digital Systems4
Select one of the following course sequences:6
Signals and Systems
and Digital and Data Communication Systems
6
Signals and Systems
and Control Systems
6
Fundamentals of Power Engineering
and Power System Analysis
6
Total Credit Hours17

Communication

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of communication coursework chosen in consultation with the minor adviser.  At least 9 credit hours must be at or above the 300-level.

Computational Structures

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 330Discrete Structures3
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 430Introduction to Algorithms3
MATH 350Introduction to Computational Mathematics3
Total Credit Hours16

Computer Architecture

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 350Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming3
CS 470Computer Architecture3
ECE 218Digital Systems4
Total Credit Hours17

Computer Networking

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 350Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming3
CS 450Operating Systems3
CS 455Data Communications3
Total Credit Hours16

Computer Science

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
Three 300-level or 400-level computer science courses chosen in consultation with the Department of Computer Science9
Total Credit Hours16

Construction Management

CAE 470Construction Methods and Cost Estimating3
CAE 471Construction Planning and Scheduling3
CAE 472Construction Site Operation3
CAE 473Construction Contract Administration3
ECON 423Economic Analysis of Capital Investments3
Total Credit Hours15

Cyber Security Foundations

This minor prepares students to enter the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security graduate degree.

ITM 301Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems and Hardware I3
ITM 311Introduction to Software Development3
ITMD 411Intermediate Software Development3
ITMD 421Data Modeling and Applications3
ITMO 440Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet3
Total Credit Hours15

Database Management

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 422Data Mining3
or CS 429 Information Retrieval
CS 425Database Organization3
CS 445Object Oriented Design and Programming3
Total Credit Hours16

Economics

BUS 382Behavioral Economics of Managerial and Consumer Decision Making3
ECON 151Making Strategic Decisions in the Marketplace3
ECON 152Understanding and Competing in the Global Marketplace3
ECON 423Economic Analysis of Capital Investments3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Quantitative Models for Effective Decision-Making3
International Finance3
Corporate Finance3
Total Credit Hours15

Electromechanical Design and Manufacturing - Aerospace Engineering Majors only

BUS 305Contemporary Design of Business Processes and Business Models3
ECE 218Digital Systems4
ECE 242Digital Computers and Computing3
ECE 441Microcomputers (replaces MMAE 315)4
MMAE 445Computer-Aided Design3
MMAE 485Manufacturing Processes3
Total Credit Hours20

Electromechanical Design and Manufacturing - Mechanical Engineering Majors only

BUS 305Contemporary Design of Business Processes and Business Models3
ECE 218Digital Systems4
ECE 242Digital Computers and Computing3
ECE 441Microcomputers (replaces MMAE 319)4
MMAE 485Manufacturing Processes3
Total Credit Hours17

Energy/Environment/Economics (E3)

This minor consists of 15 credit hours.

CHE 543Energy, Environment, and Economics3
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Electrochemical Energy Conversion3
Fuel Cell System Design3
Fluidization3
Undergraduate Research1-20
Renewable Energy Technologies3
Fluidization and Gas-Solids Flow Systems3
Fundamentals of Electrochemistry3
Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena with Applications3
Fundamentals of Power Engineering4
Power Electronics4
Power Systems Analysis with Laboratory4
Analytical Methods in Power Systems3
Control Systems3
Direct Energy Conversion3
Nuclear, Fossil-Fuel, and Sustainable Energy Systems3
Nuclear, Fossil-Fuel, and Sustainable Energy Systems
Fundamentals of Combustion3
Fundamentals of Heat Transfer3
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Undergraduate Research1-3
Special Problems1-4
Economic Analysis of Capital Investments3
Water and Wastewater Engineering3
Introduction to Air Pollution Control3
Industrial Ecology3
Undergraduate Research1-6
Undergraduate Design Project1-3
Undergraduate Special Topics1-6
Energy and Environmental Policy3
Total Credit Hours15

Appropriate substitutions may be made with the approval of the minor adviser.

Engineering Graphics and CAD

CAE 100Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Design2
CAE 101Introduction to AutoCAD Drawing and Design2
EG 305Advanced Engineering Graphics and Design3
EG 306Engineering Descriptive Geometry3
EG 405Mechanical Design Graphics3
EG 406Technical and Pictorial Illustration3
EG 419Computer Graphics in Engineering3
Total Credit Hours19

English Language/Literature

This minor consists of 6 credit hours of English linguistics courses, 6 credit hours of literature courses, and a 3 credit hour course in either English linguistics or literature.  At least 9 credit hours must be at or above the 300-level.

Entrepreneurship

BUS 210Financial and Managerial Accounting3
BUS 371Strategies for Reaching New Markets3
BUS 469Entrepreneurship Minor Summit Course3
ECON 211Principles of Economics3
ECON 423Economic Analysis of Capital Investments3
Total Credit Hours15

Environmental Engineering

This minor consists of 15 credit hours. 

Select 6-9 credit hours from the following:6-9
Water and Wastewater Engineering3
Introduction to Air Pollution Control3
Industrial Ecology3
Select 6-9 credit hours from the following:6-9
Risk Assessment Engineering3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Building Energy Conservation Technologies3
Hydraulic Design of Open Channel Systems3

Appropriate substitutions may be made with the approval of the minor adviser.

Finance

BUS 210Financial and Managerial Accounting3
ECON 211Principles of Economics3
ECON 423Economic Analysis of Capital Investments3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
International Finance3
Valuation and Portfolio Management3
Corporate Finance3
Futures Options and OTC Derivatives3
Total Credit Hours15

Game Studies and Design

The minor in Game Studies and Design provides students with theoretical, historical, and applied knowledge in the production and study of games. The specialization is relevant to students interested in pursuing careers in and around the games industry and is also relevant for those interested in careers in experience and interaction design, human computer interaction, and related areas.

GSAD Foundations (9)
HIST 373History of Video Games3
HUM 371Fundamentals of Game Design3
HUM 372Interactive Storytelling3
Technical Proficiency (3)
Select a minimum of one course. Additional courses recommended.3
Data Structures and Algorithms3
Computer Graphics3
Database Organization3
Mobile Applications Development3
Artificial Intelligence Language Understanding3
Theoretical Proficiency (3)
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Human Motivation and Emotion3
Learning Theory3
Cognitive Science3
Total Credit Hours15

Global Studies

Select a minimum of two courses from the following humanities courses:6
World Englishes3
Intercultural Communication3
Latin America: 1810-Present3
Women in Latin American History3
Latin American History Through Film3
Twentieth Century Europe: 1890-19453
Select a minimum of three courses from the following social sciences courses: 19
International Relations3
Democracy, Dictatorship, and Development3
Comparative Public Policy3
Politics of Global Warming3
Global Political Economy3
Government and Politics in Africa3
Politics of East Asia3
Politics of Europe3
Politics of Latin America3
International Law and Organizations3
Global Chicago3
Global Health3
Comparative Health Systems3
Problems of Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Religious States3
Global Migration3
International Development3
1

For the social sciences courses, two courses must be at the 300-level. Social sciences courses should also be chosen from at least two fields, and at least six credit hours must be in a single field. Students can take two SSCI courses and one PS course or two PS courses and one SSCI course, but cannot take three SSCI courses.

Additional courses, including rotating topics courses, may be approved by the humanities or social sciences associate chairs.

Graphics and CAD for Non-Engineers

EG 225Engineering Graphics for Non-Engineers3
EG 325Advanced Engineering Graphics for Non-Engineers3
EG 329Graphic Representation for Non-Engineers3
EG 425Computer Graphics for Non-Engineers3
EG 429Computer Graphics for Desktop Publishing3
Total Credit Hours15

History

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of history coursework chosen in consultation with the minor adviser. Courses must be at or above the 300-level.

Human Resources

PSYC 203Undergraduate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
or PSYC 320 Applied Correlation and Regression
PSYC 301Industrial Psychology3
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9
Social Psychology3
Occupational Health Psychology3
Psychological Testing3
Development and Evaluation of Training in Organizations3
Groups and Leadership at Work3
Total Credit Hours16

Industrial Technology and Management

Choose 15 credit hours from the following:15
Industrial Enterprises3
Industrial Project Management3
Operations Management3
Industrial Risk Management3
Applied Strategies for the Competitive Enterprise3
Supply Chain Management3
Entrepreneurship in Industry3
Total Credit Hours15

Information Architecture

The Information Architecture minor prepares students with a rich historical, theoretical, and practical foundation in technology and humanities for careers in web design/development, user experience and interface design, and other digital communications careers.

COM 421Technical Communication3
or COM 428 Verbal and Visual Communication
Select a minimum of two courses from the following: 16
User Experience Research and Evaluation3
Document Design3
Technical Editing3
Topics in Communication3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following: 16
Information Structure and Retrieval3
Knowledge Management3
Publication Management3
Topics in Communication3
Total Credit Hours15
1

 Only one can be COM 380.

Information Security

ITMD 421Data Modeling and Applications3
ITMS 428Database Security3
ITMO 440Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet3
ITMS 448Cyber Security Technologies3
ITMS 478Cyber Security Management3
Total Credit Hours15

Information System Administration

ITM 301Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems and Hardware I3
ITMO 440Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet3
ITMO 456Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Shell Scripting for System Administration3
Enterprise Server Administration3
Cloud Computing Technologies3
Enterprise End-User System Administration3
Open Source Server Administration3
Operating System Virtualization3
Operating System Security3
Total Credit Hours15

Information System Network Management

ITMM 471Project Management for Information Technology and Management3
ITMO 440Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet3
ITMO 441Network Administration and Operations3
ITMS 448Cyber Security Technologies3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Fundamentals of Web Development3
Cloud Computing Technologies3
Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems3
Total Credit Hours15

Information Technology Foundations

This minor prepares students to enter the Master of Information Technology and Management graduate degree.

ITM 301Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems and Hardware I3
ITM 311Introduction to Software Development3
ITMD 361Fundamentals of Web Development3
ITMD 421Data Modeling and Applications3
Select any 400-level ITM elective3
Total Credit Hours15

Information Technology and Management

ITM 301Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems and Hardware I3
ITMM 471Project Management for Information Technology and Management3
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9
Fundamentals of Web Development3
Intermediate Software Development3
Data Modeling and Applications3
Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet3
Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems3
Total Credit Hours15

Internet Application Development

ITM 311Introduction to Software Development3
ITMD 361Fundamentals of Web Development3
ITMD 411Intermediate Software Development3
ITMD 462Web Site Application Development3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Advanced Software Development3
Intermediate Web Application Development3
Rich Internet Applications3
Service-Oriented Architecture3
Topics in Application Development1-3
Introduction to Social Commerce3
Total Credit Hours15

Leadership

PSYC 250Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practices3
Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Designing and Structuring the Organization for Strategic Decision-Making3
Persuasion3
Topics in Communication3
Intercultural Communication3
Communications for the Workplace3
Industrial Project Management3
Fundamentals of Management for Technology Professionals3
Project Management for Information Technology and Management3
Leadership and Problem Solving3
Leadership and Ethics3
Leadership and Management3
Political Philosophy3
Democracy, Dictatorship, and Development3
Politics and Public Policy3
Public Administration3
Social Psychology3
Human Motivation and Emotion3
Groups and Leadership at Work3
Social Communication3
Social Organization and Control3
Social and Political Thought3
Complex Organizations3
Total Credit Hours15

Linguistics

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of linguistics coursework chosen in consultation with the minor adviser. At least 9 credit hours must be at or above the 300-level.

Literature

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of literature courses at or above the 300-level.

Materials Science - Aerospace Engineering Majors only

MMAE 365Structure and Properties of Materials I3
MMAE 370Materials Laboratory I3
MMAE 463Structure and Properties of Materials II3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials3
Introduction to Ceramic Materials3
Introduction to Polymer Science3
Advanced Aerospace Materials3
Composites
Manufacturing Processes3
Total Credit Hours15

Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering Majors only

MMAE 365Structure and Properties of Materials I3
MMAE 370Materials Laboratory I3
MMAE 463Structure and Properties of Materials II3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials3
Introduction to Ceramic Materials3
Introduction to Polymer Science3
Advanced Aerospace Materials3
Composites
Materials Laboratory II3
Total Credit Hours15

Materials Science - Non-MMAE Majors only

MMAE 365Structure and Properties of Materials I3
MMAE 463Structure and Properties of Materials II3
MMAE 465Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials3
MS 201Materials Science3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Materials Laboratory I3
Introduction to Ceramic Materials3
Introduction to Polymer Science3
Total Credit Hours15

Mathematics and Science Education

MSED 200Analysis of Classrooms3
MSED 250Middle and Secondary Curriculum/Foundations3
MSED 300Instructional Methods/Strategies I3
Select two additional MSED courses chosen in consultation with the minor adviser6
Total Credit Hours15

Military Science

MILS 101Foundation of Officership1
MILS 102Basic Leadership1
MILS 201Individual Leadership Studies2
MILS 202Leadership and Teamwork2
or MILS 107 American Military History
MILS 301Leadership and Problem Solving3
MILS 302Leadership and Ethics3
MILS 401Leadership and Management3
MILS 402Officership3
Total Credit Hours18

MILS 147, MILS 148, MILS 247, and MILS 248 (Aerobic Conditioning) are required for all cadets in the Basic Program. The proceeding four courses and MILS 347, MILS 348, MILS 447, and MILS 448 (Aerobic Conditioning) are required for all Advanced Course cadets.

Music

This minor consists of 15 semester hours in music theory or practice taken at VanderCook College of Music. A maximum of 3 semester hours of performance courses may be used toward a minor. Students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs regarding applicability of courses toward a degree program.

Naval Science

NS 101Introduction to Naval Science2
NS 102Naval Ships Systems I (Engineering) (Navy option)3
NS 201Naval Ships Systems II (Weapons) (Navy option)3
NS 202Seapower and Maritime Affairs3
NS 301Navigation (Navy option)3
NS 302Naval Operations and Seamanship (Navy option)3
NS 401Leadership and Management3
NS 402Naval Leadership and Ethics3
Total Credit Hours23

Attendance at the Naval Science Institute may be substituted for NS 101, NS 102, NS 201, and NS 202. NS 497 (0 credit hours) is required every semester.

Operating Systems

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 350Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming3
CS 351Systems Programming3
CS 450Operating Systems3
Total Credit Hours16

Philosophy

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of philosophy courses at or above the 300-level.

Physics

PHYS 301Mathematical Methods of Physics3
PHYS 308Classical Mechanics I3
PHYS 348Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers3
PHYS 405Fundamentals of Quantum Theory I3
PHYS 413Electromagnetism I3
Total Credit Hours15

Policy and Ethics

This minor consists of 15 credit hours.

Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Ancient Philosophy3
Origins of Modern Philosophy3
Twentieth Century Philosophy3
Great Philosophers3
Political Philosophy3
Social Philosophy3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Science and Values3
Engineering Ethics3
Ethics in Architecture3
Business Ethics3
Ethics in Computer Science3
Communication Law and Ethics
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Politics and Public Policy3
Comparative Public Policy3
Methods of Policy Analysis3
Select no more than two of the following:6
Energy and Environmental Policy3
Urban Policy3
International Development3
Total Credit Hours15

Appropriate substitutions may be made with the approval of the minor adviser.

Political Science

This minor consists of 15 credit hours.

Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
American Government3
State and Local Government3
International Relations3
Democracy, Dictatorship, and Development3
Select three additional political science courses9
Total Credit Hours15

Polymer Science and Engineering

This minor consists of 15 credit hours.

Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Introduction to Polymer Science3
Introduction to Polymers3
Introduction to Polymer Science3
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9
Polymerization Reaction Engineering3
Polymer Processing3
Polymer Rheology3
Polymer Synthesis3
Polymer Chemistry Laboratory3
Polymer Characterization and Analysis3
Advanced Materials Processing3
Thermodynamics in Materials Science3
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Tools for Engineers3
Fluidization3
Undergraduate Research1-20
Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena with Applications3
Finite Element Methods in Engineering3
Manufacturing Processes3
Total Credit Hours15

Appropriate substitutions may be made with the approval of the minor adviser.

 

Premedical Studies

The minor in premedical studies is intended for those students who plan to apply to medical school and has been approved by the Premedical Advisory Committee. The minor includes courses that satisfy the prerequisite coursework of most medical schools, cover the majority of topics on the MCAT and other entrance examinations, and courses designed to increase the competitiveness of a student's application.

Students may complete courses on this list as part of their major, core curriculum, or free electives. Regardless of where each course fits into a student's curriculum, any student who completes all of these courses (or substitutes approved by the Premedical Advisory Committee) will be credited as having received this minor.

BIOL 107General Biology Lectures3
BIOL 109General Biology Laboratory1-2
or BME 405 Physiology Laboratory
BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 117Human Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 214Genetics3
Select one of the following:4-6
Introductory Biochemistry
and Metabolic Biochemistry
6
Biochemistry4
Select one of the following:3
Human Physiology3
Cell Biology 13
Animal Physiology3
CHEM 124Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory4
CHEM 125Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
CHEM 237Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 239Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 240Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
MATH 151Calculus I5
MATH 152Calculus II5
Choose one of the following statistics courses:3-4
Biomedical Engineering Applications of Statistics3
Analytics for Informed Decision-Making3
Statistical Tools for Engineers3
Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers3
Statistical Methods3
Probability and Statistics3
Statistics3
Undergraduate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
PHYS 123General Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 221General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
Humanities 200-level course3
Choose one of the following ethics courses:3
Science and Values3
Ethics3
Topics in Philosophy3
Choose one of the following communication courses:3
Introduction to Linguistics3
Structure of Modern English3
History of the English Language3
Technical Communication 23
Verbal and Visual Communication 23
Intercultural Communication 13
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology 13
or SOC 203 Engaging Sociology
PSYC 221Introduction to Psychological Science3
Choose one of the following psychology courses:3
Abnormal Psychology3
Social Psychology3
Health Psychology3
Neural and Biological Bases of Behavior 1, 23
Choose one of the following PS or SSCI courses:3
Comparative Public Policy3
Social Inequality3
Special Topics 33
Total Credit Hours77-81
1

Indicates the preferred course.

2

Indicates courses in which students must petition to allow them to count for the core curriculum requirements. 

3

SSCI 385-02 Special Topics: Global Health only.

Professional and Technical Communication

COM 421 and 12 credit hours of communication coursework chosen in consultation with the minor adviser.

Programming Languages

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 350Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming3
CS 351Systems Programming3
CS 440Programming Languages and Translators3
Total Credit Hours16

Psychology

PSYC 203Undergraduate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
or PSYC 320 Applied Correlation and Regression
PSYC 221Introduction to Psychological Science3
Select at least 9 additional credit hours of psychology courses9
Total Credit Hours16

Public Administration

PS 200American Government3
PS 214State and Local Government3
PS 306Politics and Public Policy3
PS 315Urban Politics3
PS 351Public Administration3
Total Credit Hours15

Public Policy

PS 306Politics and Public Policy3
PS 408Methods of Policy Analysis3
SSCI 209Social Science Research Methods3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policy3
Comparative Public Policy3
Energy and Environmental Policy3
Urban Policy3
Total Credit Hours15

Rehabilitation Services

PSYC 410Introduction to Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling3
PSYC 411Medical Aspects of Disabling Conditions3
PSYC 412Multicultural and Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling3
PSYC 583Rehabilitation Engineering Technology I: Survey of Interdisciplinary Application of RET3
PSYC 590Psychiatric Rehabilitation3
Total Credit Hours15

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

The STEM Education minor (along with approximately 20 credit hours math and/or science content specific classes) will allow students to meet all of the requirements to be licensed by the state of Illinois to teach secondary mathematics (grades 6-12) and/or secondary science: biology, chemistry, physics (grades 6-12).

The minor consists of seven required courses:

MSED 200Analysis of Classrooms3
MSED 250Middle and Secondary Curriculum/Foundations3
MSED 300Instructional Methods/Strategies I3
MSED 320Inquiry and Problem Solving in Mathematics and Science3
MSED 350Advanced Methods for Inclusive Instruction and Practicum3
MSED 400Instructional Methods/Strategies II3
MSED 450Professional Internship6
Total Credit Hours24

MSED 497 may be needed for financial aid purposes during the last semester of study.

Science and Technology Studies

This minor consists of 15 credit hours.

HUM 380Topics in Humanities3
or PS 332 Politics of Science and Technology
Select 3-6 credit hours from the following:3-6
Topics in Communication3
Science and Method3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Intermediate Geographic Information Systems3
Select 6-9 credit hours from the following:6-9
Literature of Modern Science3
Mass Media and Society3
Communication Law and Ethics3
History of Engineering3
History of Computing3
Technology in History: 1850 to Present3
Topics in Humanities3
Philosophy of Science3
Science and Values3
Ethics in Computer Science3
Politics of Science and Technology3
The Social Dimension of Science3
The Triple Helix3

Sociology

This minor consists of 15 credit hours.

SOC 200Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 203 Engaging Sociology
Select four additional sociology courses12
Total Credit Hours15

Software Engineering

CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 442Mobile Applications Development3
CS 445Object Oriented Design and Programming3
CS 487Software Engineering I3
Total Credit Hours16

Structural Engineering - Architecture Majors only

CAE 303Structural Design I3
CAE 304Structural Analysis I3
CAE 307Structural Design II3
CAE 431Steel Design3
CAE 432Concrete and Foundation Design3
Total Credit Hours15

This minor is usually taken in conjunction with the Bachelor of Architecture/Master of Civil Engineering dual degree program.

Structural Engineering - Non-CAEE, Non-ARCH Majors only

CAE 303Structural Design I3
CAE 304Structural Analysis I3
CAE 307Structural Design II3
CAE 315Materials of Construction3
CAE 431Steel Design3
Total Credit Hours15

Telecommunications

CS 116Object-Oriented Programming II2
or CS 201 Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
ECE 403Digital and Data Communication Systems3
or ECE 405 Digital and Data Communication Systems with Laboratory
ECE 406Introduction to Wireless Communication Systems3
or ECE 407 Introduction to Computer Networks with Laboratory
ECE 437Digital Signal Processing I3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Data Structures and Algorithms3
Operating Systems3
Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Simulation3
Total Credit Hours17

Transportation Engineering

This minor consists of five required courses:

CAE 412Traffic Engineering Studies and Design3
CAE 415Pavement Design, Construction and Maintenance4
CAE 416Facility Design of Transportation Systems3
CAE 417Railroad Engineering and Design3
CAE 430Probability Concepts in Civil Engineering Design3
Total Credit Hours16

Appropriate substitutions may be made with the approval of the minor adviser.

Urban Studies

Select a minimum of five courses from the following:15
US Urban History3
The City in World History3
History of Chicago3
Urban Politics3
Chicago Politics
Urban Policy
Social Use of Space3
Global Chicago3
Total Credit Hours15